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# Revitalised
A year and a half after fearing for her life, former Wimbledon champion announces comeback
France’s Marion Bartoli originally retired immediately after winning the 2013 title.
# Vaccinations
Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research
The HSE is urging all those at risk to get vaccinated.
# warrior mentality
20% of cancer patients 'experienced PTSD after diagnosis'
That’s according to a new study published in a peer-reviewed journal.
# Dublin
Temple Street Children's Hospital warns of overcrowding at its emergency department
It is asking parents to think about all their care and treatment options before attending the ED.
# illness
'3 or 4' members of Ireland team affected by travelling bug in Adelaide
Team physio Enda McGinley says everyone will be available for Sunday’s first test.
# viral war
There's a new flu-forecasting tool to help predict seasonal outbreaks
The new model for forecasting seasonal outbreaks makes better predictions by factoring in how much the virus changed compared to recent years.
# pku
'If I stay in Ireland, my daughter could be slipping through my fingers'
People with PKU, a rare genetic disorder, are fighting for access to medication.
# Infection
'It's a serial killer': Detection rates on the rise as staff become 'sepsis aware'
Simon Harris said hospital staff are now trained to be more “sepsis aware”.
# illness
2013 Wimbledon champion feared she would die
Former tennis player Marion Bartoli discusses her long road to recovery as she prepares for her role commentating at Wimbledon.
# General Election
Labour's Diane Abbott takes break from campaigning due to ill health
Jeremy Corbyn said Lyn Brown will fill in for Abbott as shadow home secretary.
# Shadow Children
'I had missed his fourth birthday with being in hospital and here he was comforting me'
A new awareness campaign aims to raise funds to help so-called “shadow children”.
# illness
Chelsea's Gary Cahill a doubt for FA Cup semi-final after spending two nights in hospital
The defender was treated for gastroenteritis and could therefore miss Chelsea’s clash against Spurs tomorrow.
Psoriatic arthritis: 'It is very much an invisible illness because I look and appear fine'
It is unacceptable to only have access to medical experts and services within regular business hours, writes Sandra Quinn.
Martin McGuinness has died at the age of 66
The longstanding Sinn Féin politician had recently stepped down as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland.
# Cancer
'We had to get up at 4am and travel nearly four hours so Mum could get chemo'
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said the response from the government in Letterkenny is “pathetic”.
# edwin sammon
'When I told people I had cancer, because I'm a comedian I had to say I wasn't joking'
We spoke to the comedian about his new show.
# Hospital overcrowding
'If this many people were dying in another way, there’d be war over it'
What do doctors and nurses want done to tackle hospital overcrowding and record numbers on trolleys? More beds, for starters.
# lauralynn
'I just want people to remember her': A mother's first Christmas without her little girl
Tara Curran said the family’s spirits were lifted when they received a special gift from hospice staff on Christmas Eve.
# homeless in the west
Beating homelessness: 'I look at photos of my grandchildren to keep me sober'
High rents, alcoholism and illness – there are so many roads that lead to homelessness.
# Orkambi
HSE drug advisor says life-changing cystic fibrosis drug is "not value for money"
It was reported yesterday that the HSE would not be financing the drug.
# scrapped
Heartbreak for Seery as farewell UFC bout suffers late cancellation
The Dubliner’s opponent Ian McCall has pulled out citing illness.
# Superbugs
Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging
Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.
# Waiting Times
The doctor revamping emergency departments in the US has some advice for Irish hospitals
“The patient doesn’t care who pays a salary or what title you have. People on the frontline need to be integrated in the decision making process.”
# death charter
'I regret not talking to my mother about her death, don't do the same thing'
The Irish Hospice Foundation wants people to talk about death, dying and grief more openly.
# illness
"Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views
She also supports injection centres.
'There is no fallback when it is the carer who needs to be cared for'
Siobhain Topping’s mother, who is the full-time carer for her husband, has recently been diagnosed with cancer. They could only get 14 Home Care hours.
# Delays
Ambulances taking over an hour to hand over patients and get back on the road
The delays in turnaround times are being blamed on overcrowding issues in hospitals.
# South Korea
'Used like disposable cups': Samsung workers affected by factory chemicals speak up
A worker-safety group has documented more than 200 cases of serious illnesses, including leukaemia, lupus, lymphoma and multiple sclerosis.
# Diet
New bill in Italy aims to jail parents who impose vegan diet on children
The bill follows a series of high-profile cases in which children became ill after allegedly being restricted to a vegan diet.
# Bangladesh
Four-year-old boy being treated for mysterious ageing disease
Bayezid Shikdar’s illness makes him look like an old man, in addition to various other health problems.
# cry for help
When pain has no physical cause: The real world of imaginary illness
We talked to Irish consultant neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan about the issue.
# rare illness
6-year-old girl needs a new kidney and liver to survive
She has been on the waiting list since December.
# hormone changes
Singing in a choir can apparently help fight off cancer
New research shows that singing for an hour is associated with significant reductions in stress hormones.
'Three weeks after giving birth I was diagnosed with breast cancer'
The inevitable task of telling my other two children (aged five and three) what was happening made it more harrowing and more real, writes Yvonne Fagan.
# Dublin
Controversial former Dublin planner George Redmond has died
Redmond passed away in hospital after a short illness.
'I’m comfortable with my epilepsy. What is difficult are the assumptions around being a non-drinker'
I enjoyed partying and drinking with friends but then I was diagnosed with epilepsy.
# illness
Wrestling legend Bret Hart reveals he has prostate cancer
The 58-year-old Canadian star confirmed the news in a post on his official Instagram page.
# Testing times
Bill Gates is betting on a test that could change cancer treatment
“We must diagnose cancer earlier.”
# disgusted
Angry parents take to Liveline after Irish Cancer Society cuts off hardship fund
The fund was set up to help patients and their families who found themselves in financial trouble because of a diagnosis.
'Then everyone died': I lost four people I loved in 14 months
“Your heart will always be a little bit broken – and that’s okay.”